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GE to build 300 locomotives for China's railway ministry

Yesterday, GE Transportation-Rail announced it won a more than $450 million contract from the Chinese Ministry of Railways (MOR) to supply 300 6,000-horsepower locomotives in cooperation with Qishuyan Locomotive and Rolling Stock Works.

From 2007 through 2009, GE plans to deliver the locomotives, which will feature 16-cylinder engines based on the company’s Evolution Series™ engine platform.

“With this contract, GE will be … positioned to become a long-term supplier to the MOR,” said Luke Clemente, president of GE Infrastructure-Rail, China, in a prepared statement.

In the past, GE has supplied MOR locomotives, and the company’s Incremental Train Control System™, CTS-2™ switch machines and Locotrol™ distributed power.

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